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    Let's Cook: Main Dishes


    Let's Cook: Main Dishes

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    Eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta and a sprinkling of basil make for a colorful dish with classic Italian flavors.

    Penne with Eggplant Sauce : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Satisfying pappardelle ribbons pair perfectly with sweet snap peas and ricotta in this simple meal (ready in about 30 minutes).

    Pappardelle With Snap Peas : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Quick-cooking escarole and bacon make this gnocchi dish a breeze with just 10 minutes prep time.

    Gnocchi with Bacon and Escarole : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Chicken or beef? Make these fajitas and you won't have to choose!

    Chicken and Beef Fajitas : Ree Drummond : Food Network

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    Making tamales doesn't have to be a massive undertaking: keep it simple with store-bought rotisserie chicken and bottled green salsa.

    Chicken Tamales : Ingrid Hoffmann : Food Network

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    Tyler Florence's version of his 5-star tacos carne asada use two jalapenos and a heaping of garlic--but you can make them as hot as you want.

    Tacos Carne Asada : Tyler Florence : Food Network

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    In Mexico, rich mole poblano is a celebratory dish that can take up to four days to prepare. In this recipe, Marcella Valladolid creates a streamlined version that packs in deep and delicious flavor and is easy to make ahead and freeze.

    'Easiest Ever' Chicken Mole Enchiladas : Marcela Valladolid : Food Network

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    Classic Egg-Drop Soup becomes a light and healthy meal thanks to low-sodium broth, chicken breast and a good dose of leafy greens.

    Chicken Egg-Drop Soup : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Put the takout menu down: this veggie heavy sweet-and-sour pork stir-fry is ready in just 10 minutes.

    Sweet and Sour Pork : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Only a bit of cream is needed to enrich this silky yet hearty soup. It's filled with vegetables and topped with homemade croutons.

    Broccoli Soup : Down Home with the Neelys : Food Network

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    The smooth tones of sweet potato puree and cream provide a perfect contrast to the aromatic kick of garlic, ginger and chipotle peppers.

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    "Primavera" might mean spring, but the roasted veggies in this pasta dish are just the thing for a winter meal.

    Pasta Primavera : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

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    The secret to this lip-smacking sauerbraten? The sauce is thickened with crumbled gingerbread cookies.

    Slow-Cooker Sauerbraten : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Cooked slow and low for eight hours, pork shoulder becomes something incredible in this hearty stew.

    Slow-Cooker Pork Stew : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    With this easy slow-cooker method, you can enjoy this St. Patrick's Day staple without all the hassle of traditional recipes. Save it for later!

    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Boneless pork shoulder is slow-cooked until tender before being shredded and layered with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and onions to build the best Cuban sandwich north of Miami.

    Slow Cooked Cuban Sandwich : Jeff Mauro : Food Network

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    High-impact flavor with hearty results: a salad that will leave you satisfied.

    Beef Taco Salad with Chunky Tomato Dressing : Ellie Krieger : Food Network

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    This salty-sweet soy marinade not only flavors and tenderizes the flank steak, but also serves as the base of the cooking liquid.

    Beef with Broccoli : Ree Drummond : Food Network

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    These pizza-waffle hybrids are mixed with Italian seasoning and nutty Parmesan, poured into a waffle iron and topped with tomato-garlic sauce.

    Semolina and Sun-Dried Tomato Waffle-Pizzas : Damaris Phillips : Food Network

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    Transform your kitchen table into an intimate trattoria and channel your inner Italian chef by whipping up Tyler's authentic, surprisingly easy take on rich, creamy spaghetti carbonara.

    Spaghetti alla Carbonara : Tyler Florence : Food Network

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    This faux-fredo dish is a crowd-pleasing meal for the whole family.

    Four-Cheese Pasta With Peas and Ham : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Close your takeout menu and whip up this fast, satisfying stir-fry of tender rice noodles punctuated by veggies and bits of succulent pork.

    Thai Pork and Noodles : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    Toss chicken with apples and maple syrup for a quick dinner that'll have you dreaming of Vermont.

    Maple-Glazed Chicken : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

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    This classic Greek casserole delivers a variety of flavors and texutres from breadcrumbs to eggplant.

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    Crunchy pan-fried pork + creamy mashed potatoes = a happy crowd.

    Pan Fried Pork Chops : Ree Drummond : Food Network

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